high place

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high place

n.
In early Semitic religions, a place of worship built usually on top of a hill.

high place

n
(Judaism) Old Testament a place of idolatrous worship, esp a hilltop

high′ place`


n.
(in ancient Semitic religions) a place of worship, usu. a temple or altar on a hilltop.
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(4) El santuario abarcaba todo un conjunto donde, como en este caso, se encuentran asociados varios elementos: la roca, el arbol, la fuente, la cueva y aun el templo o el comedor donde se efectuaba el banquete ritual posterior al sacrificio, lo que constituia el sitio de devocion cultural de los semitas, identificable con la apelacion biblica de "lugar alto" (bama; plural, bamot).
Zwickel identifica estos santuarios con la bamah o los bamot que aparecen una y otra vez en la literatura biblica relativa al periodo pre y monarquico, que eran ermitas en altozanos dedicados a divinidades representadas con estelas de madera o robles frondosos.
However, the author of Kings admits that although he was righteous, he did tolerate the existence of bamot, the high places (II Kgs.
"The High Places (bamot) and the Reforms of Hezekiah and Josiah: An Archaeological Investigation." [Review] Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol.
Tom Stransky, an expert on ecumenical relations at Vatican II, and the Jewish Bamot Center for Social and Cultural Studies, represented by David Rosen.
65: 3b, refers to offering incense to YHWH at sacred groves but also, since such bamot are clearly associated with her, to Asherah as his consort.
(10.) Archaeological research from the Ancient Near East has revealed a structural similarity between the high places, or bamot, where the Goddess was worshipped, and unearthed funeral mounds where evidence suggests that people brought specific foodstuffs to offer to the dead.
Fried, "The High Places (bamot) and the Reforms of Hezekiah and Josiah: An Archaeological Investigation," JAOS 122 (2002): 437-65, esp.
The particular items examined are 'aserim (sacred trees), bamot (high places) massebot (standing stones), and mizbehot (altars).
THE BIBLICAL TEXT castigates the people of Israel and Judah repeatedly for going to bamot to sacrifice and burn incense rather than to the great temple in Jerusalem (1 Kings 3:2, 3; 22:44; 2 Kings 12:4; 14:4; 15:4, 35).
Lewis, "Ezekiel 43:7-9 (with an Excursus on Albright's bamot Hypothesis)," in Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1989), 139-42.